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Commercial driver, 57, stabs 40 year-old wife to death in Adamawa


By Aluta News

Jan. 2, 2021

 A 57 year old commercial driver, Muhammed Alpha, on new Year day allegedly stabbed his wife, Hamsatu, to death in Lande town in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Yola on Sunday.
According to Nguroje, the suspect, Muhammed Alfa, 57, a commercial driver of Lande B Village, Gombi local government area, stabbed his late wife, Hamsatu Muhammad, 40, with a knife following a little argument between the couple.
He said that the argument led to separation of over 20 years marriage.
The Police spokesperson said the command  on Jan. 01, 2022, apprehended a 57 year-old commercial driver for stabbing his 40 year-old wife to death.
Nguroje said that according to first information, after their separation, the wife relocated to a nearby house close to her former husband’s house.
“In an effort to fix her new room, she (late Hansatu) removed a zink door of her former house to fix on her new apartment.
“Angered by her action, the suspect used a knife and stabbed his wife and mother of his eight children on the neck.
” As a result of the injury, she fell and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead,” Nguroje added.
He said that the suspect was apprehended by Gombi  Police Divisional headquarters, following report received from  Malam Jauro  Boka , a village head of Lande.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Barde, has directed for discreet investigation into the matter and advised members of the public to avoid taking laws into their hands.